Youth Offending Service Officer

Eagle House

Job Type: Permanent Fixed Term

Closing Date: 23rd September 2019

Salary: £24799 - £37849

Total salary package*: £51610

Job Reference: LCC00652


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Working for leicester city council

We’re looking for two Youth Offending Service Officers – one permanent, 15 hours per week and a fixed term, 37 hours per week until March 2020 due to funding.

This is an excellent opportunity to help prevent young people aged 10-18 from offending and re-offending. Join us and you'll be involved in protecting the public and tackling problems that can lead to youth crime. You'll get the chance to work for Leicester's Children and Young People’s Justice Service which brings together various support for children and young people, whilst working with their families and victims.

This is a career graded post. Placement on the career grade will be determined by the level of skills, knowledge and experience demonstrated by candidates.

Your role

As a confident Youth Offending Service Officer, you'll be working directly with young offenders from a range of community sentences, to reduce the use of custody and sentencing to children and young people who offend. You'll ensure that young offenders on bail or remand are provided with support to enable them to remain in their own homes, families and communities. This will involve providing services to young offenders serving custodial sentences and providing post-sentence supervision and resettlement support in the community.

What you need

You’ll have experience of working with children and young people including awareness of current issues and research in work with young offenders with appreciation and acceptance of all cultures in Leicester. You’ll need the ability to write reports and keep accurate case records, including electronic records and statistical information. You’ll also have knowledge of relevant legislation, Government circulars and national standards with the awareness of what implications these have in practice. You’ll need to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and be qualified in one of the agencies that contribute to Youth Offending Service activities or hold a qualification in Teaching, Police Officer, DIPSW, CQSW, Education Social Work, Youth and Community Work. Full UK Driving Licence with access to a car is also a must.

To apply

Do you want to make a difference in young people’s life’s? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge on your application form, where this is being measured by application form.

Please indicate on your application form if you are applying for the fixed term or permanent position.

If you are an internal candidate applying on a secondment basis, please seek approval from your current line manager before applying.

For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Derrick Kabuubi by email to or call 0116 454 4577

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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